Hands-on environmental education for our youngest crowd!

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is excited to announce that our  Creepy Crawler classes will now be a weekly series!

Crafted in line with Maryland’s Early Childhood Learning Standards, our classes designed for 2-5 year olds–accompanied by an adult explore various topics of the natural world – from critters to composting–through games, crafts, live animals or artifacts, stories, and most importantly hands-on participation.

The new weekly format provides a more consistent experience for learning, socialization, and communication- skills crucial to school readiness- while parents and caregivers get the added benefit of meeting other parents and caregivers.  A win for everyone! Additionally, each class includes a home connection element to extend the fun beyond CBEC.

Creepy Crawler classes are open to 2-5 year olds accompanied by an adult.  Classes are held Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am-11:15 am.  Each class involves story time, craft, hike, live animals (or artifacts), and a snack.  Creepy Crawlers is held rain or shine and everyone should dress for the weather.  All hikes will be stroller-accessible. 

This is a multi-class series. Space is limited.

Pre-registration for the entire series and Pre-payment is required.

Single classes and/or drop-ins cannot be accommodated. 

Late Spring 2019 Mini Series

May 201,21 – Horseshoe Crabs: Who has blue blood, ten legs, and swims upside down? Come learn about these ancient invertebrates and hunt for them at our beach. (This class will be held at our beach pavilion. Please allow 15-20 minutes to walk there and arrive by 10am.)

June 3,4 – Turtle Tales: They’re cold-blooded, carry their house on their backs, and aren’t as slow as you think. Explore the turtles that call CBEC home and learn what to do if you find one.

June 10,11 – Jiggly Jellyfish: They wiggle, they jiggle, and float with the tide. Discover the characteristics of these boneless blobs and see if you can spot them from our dock.

For questions, please contact Karen Bogue:  kbogue@bayrestoration.org

Also check out our Creepy Crawler Gardening Program!